Project Manager

Posted: Friday, May 14, 2010

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

Support, create, and coordinate capacity development activities and technical assistance for participating sites including: Learn the Signs. Act Early.(LTSAE) State Summit Teams, University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs), Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Programs, and State Disability and Health programs under a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). The purpose of the cooperative agreement is to strengthen the nation's capacity to carry out public health activities in the areas of birth defects, developmental disabilities, and health promotion for people living with disabilities.

The Project Manager will work under the supervision of the AUCD-NCBDDD Project Director.


Required Competencies

  • Experience in providing technical assistance and consultation in public health and disability.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using word processing, database and spreadsheet software, and using web tools to communicate and exchange information.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through writing.
  • Demonstrated data management, progress report, and evaluation skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee a number of simultaneous activities that have multiple components.
  • Demonstrate professionalism with all constituents of the AUCD and CDC.



  • Work with LTSAE State Summit Teams and Disability and Health programs responding to their requests for information and technical assistance.
  • Actively work to create cohesiveness within LTSAE State Summit Teams as well as the Disability and Health programs through communication and technical assistance.
    Coordinate presentations, training and training materials as requested regarding project activities and respond to questions from participating sites as needed.
  • Serve as contact/liaison with NCBDDD/CDC, project sites and other partners.
  • Facilitate progress report development and project documentation to include evaluation.
  • Coordinate the scheduling and development of technical assistance events such as onsite technical assistance upon request, meetings, webinars and conference calls.
  • Provide information to the AUCD network and the general public as appropriate on project efforts through web postings, newsletters and electronic publications.
  • Represent the AUCD network as well as the cooperative agreement at meetings and conferences in different locations.


Required Qualifications

  • At least 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in human services, project management or provision of technical assistance. MPH, MS or MA in public health, disability, clinical or human services related field.


Desired Qualifications

  • Research, training, direct service or technical assistance in public health or disability.
  • Grant, contract or project management experience.
  • Knowledge of UCEDD, LEND or other health and disability programs.
  • Basic knowledge of scientific principles and grant process.
  • MPH or work toward an MPH or other disability or health related experience.



Competitive salary based on education and experience; health, retirement, and life insurance benefits; and three weeks vacation. Opportunity to exercise creativity and initiative in disability & health related program development, to work in a fast paced and relaxed office atmosphere and make a contribution to disability policy development.



Submit a letter of interest, resume of relevant experiences and names and contact information for three references to:


Adriane K. Griffen, MPH, CHES
Project Director, CDC Cooperative Agreement
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
1010 Wayne Avenue
Suite 920
Silver Spring, MD 20910
[email protected] 

Position is open immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position is supported by federal funds.

AUCD is an equal opportunity employer. Persons from diverse cultures and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.